New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

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New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district
New Hampshire US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013
Current Representative Ann McLane Kuster (DHopkinton)
Distribution
  • 51.83% urban
  • 48.17% rural
Population (2013 ACS[1]) 660,986
Median income 63,835
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+2[2]

New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district covers the western and northern parts of New Hampshire. It includes the state's second-largest city, Nashua, as well as the state capital, Concord. It is currently represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Ann McLane Kuster.

Cities and towns currently in the district[edit]

The district includes:

List of representatives[edit]

Until 1847, New Hampshire's representatives were elected at large from the entire state and not from districts. Districts began being used in the 1847 elections.

Until the 1878 elections, New Hampshire elected its members of the United States House of Representatives in March of the odd-numbered years. That would be too late for the beginning of the March 4 term, but the first session of the House typically didn't start until December so a March election wasn't a problem.

The district currently includes Dartmouth College and all of its representatives since 1995 (Bass, Hodes, and Kuster) have been Dartmouth alumni.

Representative Party Years Electoral history
District organized from New Hampshire's at-large congressional district in 1847
CHPeaslee.jpg Charles H. Peaslee Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
First elected late on March 9, 1847.
Re-elected late on March 13, 1849.
Re-elected late on March 11, 1851.
Retired.
GeorgeWMorrison.jpg George W. Morrison Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1855
Elected late on March 8, 1853.
Lost re-election.
Mason Weare Tappan.png Mason Tappan Know Nothing March 4, 1855 –
March 3, 1857
First elected late on March 13, 1855.
Re-elected late on March 10, 1857.
Re-elected late on March 8, 1859.
Retired.
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
Edward H. Rollins - Brady-Handy.jpg Edward H. Rollins Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1867
First elected late on March 12, 1861.
Re-elected late on March 10, 1863.
Re-elected late on March 14, 1865.
Retired.
AaronStevens.jpg Aaron Fletcher Stevens Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1871
First elected late on March 12, 1867.
Re-elected late on March 9, 1869.
Lost re-election.
SamuelNewellBell.jpg Samuel Newell Bell Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
Elected late on March 14, 1871.
Lost re-election.
Austin F. Pike - Brady-Handy.jpg Austin F. Pike Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
Elected late on March 11, 1873.
Retired.
SamuelNewellBell.jpg Samuel Newell Bell Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
Elected late on March 9, 1875.
Retired.
James Frankland Briggs.png James F. Briggs Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
First elected late on March 13, 1877.
Re-elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Retired.
OssianRay.jpg Ossian Ray Republican March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1885
Elected in 1882.
Retired.
Jacob Harold Gallinger.jpg Jacob H. Gallinger Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
First elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Retired.
Orren Cheney Moore (New Hampshire Congressman).jpg Orren C. Moore Republican March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
WarrenFDaniell.jpg Warren F. Daniell Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1890.
Retired.
Henry Moore Baker.png Henry Moore Baker Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
First elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Retired.
FrankGayClarke.jpg Frank Gay Clarke Republican March 4, 1897 –
January 9, 1901
First elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Died.
Vacant January 9, 1901 –
March 3, 1901.
Frank Dunklee Currier.png Frank Dunklee Currier Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
First elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Lost re-election.
RaymondBartlettStevens.jpg Raymond Bartlett Stevens Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1912.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
EdwardHillsWason.jpg Edward Hills Wason Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1933
First elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Retired.
Charles Tobey.jpg Charles W. Tobey Republican March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
First elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
FosterWatermanStearns.jpg Foster Waterman Stearns Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
First elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
GLSAAdams.jpg Sherman Adams Republican January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1944.
Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
Norris Cotton.jpg Norris Cotton Republican January 3, 1947 –
November 7, 1954
First elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Resigned when elected U.S. Senator.
Vacant November 7, 1954 –
January 3, 1955.
Perkins Bass.png Perkins Bass Republican January 3, 1955 –
January 3, 1963
First elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
JC Cleveland.png James Colgate Cleveland Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
First elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Retired.
Judd Gregg.jpg Judd Gregg Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1989
First elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
Chuck Douglas.jpg Charles Douglas III Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 1991
Elected in 1988.
Lost re-election.
Richard Swett.jpg Richard Swett Democratic January 3, 1991 –
January 3, 1995
First elected in 1990.
Re-elected in 1992.
Lost re-election.
Charles Bass.jpg Charles Bass Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
First elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Lost re-election.
Congressman Paul Hodes.JPG Paul Hodes Democratic January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2011
First elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Charles Bass 112th Congress Portrait.jpg Charles Bass Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 2010.
Lost re-election.
Ann McLane Kuster official photo (cropped).jpg Ann McLane Kuster Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
First elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.

Competitiveness[edit]

The second district leans Democratic.

Election results from presidential races:

Year Office Results
2000 President Al Gore 48 - George W. Bush 47%
2004 President John Kerry 52 - George W. Bush 47%
2008 President Barack Obama 56 - John McCain 43%
2012 President Barack Obama 54 - Mitt Romney 45%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 49 - Donald Trump 46%

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (DP05)". U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 

Coordinates: 43°45′51″N 71°43′17″W / 43.76417°N 71.72139°W / 43.76417; -71.72139